“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

DIY Glass Tile Necklaces with Scrapbook Paper

Glass Tile Necklaces with Scrapbook Paper at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Wednesday, guys! I’ve got a bright and simple idea to share with you today using your favorite scrapbook punches or dies (like these great Tim Holtz dies from Sizzix), glass tiles, and a bit of Mod Podge.  I got my hands on some of the new metallic card stock in the Tim Holtz line, […]

Making Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…

Mixed Media Hand Stamped Mommy Necklace and Floral Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

Oh my goodness, what a week.  I hope you guys are all having a great one, getting ready for Mother’s Day, making it through Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo, and heaven help you if you have sickies in the house too, like we do around here. :P Anyway – I did spend a little bit […]

Paper Butterfly Specimen Art

Paper Butterfly Specimen Art at www.happyhourprojects.com

Butterflies are such an icon of spring, aren’t they?  I would typically not say I’m butterfly-crazy, but I swear, every time spring finally arrives, I kind of am.  I love those beautiful butterfly art specimens, but it kind of weirds me out to hang a dead butterfly on my wall.  I gt it that they […]

Butterfly Clothespin Magnets

Butterfly Clothespin Magnets at www.happyhourprojects.com

We finally had ABOVE FREEZING temps this weekend, and I’ve gotten spring fever!!  So I whipped up some pretty spring magnet clips to use in my office with a rainbow butterfly theme, and I’m going to show you today how to make butterfly clothespin magnets of your own!  This project is a great scrap buster. […]

Hand-Stamped Butterfly Journal

Hand-Stamped DIY Leather Journal at www.happyhourprojects.com

Lately, I’ve really been looking at metal stamping as more than a way to make jewelry. It can also be a fun and beautiful way to personalize all kinds of items.  You may have seen last week’s music box locket project as an example of what I’ve been playing around with (okay, that WAS jewelry, but […]

Butterfly Face Paint Video Tutorial

Butterfly Face Paint Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com #TulipBodyArt

Special thanks to I Love To Create for sponsoring today’s #TulipBodyArt video tutorial! Hey friends – it’s a fun week over at CraftyHangouts.com this week!  All week long, some star YouTube bloggers are sharing video tutorials for using Tulip Body Art paints to create Halloween fun.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already […]

Handwritten Notes Are Still Important (and How to Make Easy Embossed Greeting Cards)

Easy Embossed Greeting Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a fellow blogger started a series this week that’s had me thinking.  It’s a hand-written note challenge.  At first I thought – who needs a challenge for that?  I write notes all the time!  But wait… do I?  Because aside from thank you cards, the last one I really remember writing was at Christmas […]